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  Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) PG Cert

Online De Montfort University    Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Part time January Other, PGCert 84 hours part-time
Medicine (26)

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Are you a nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, podiatrist, paramedic, therapeutic radiographer, diagnostic radiographer, or dietitian looking to expand your professional skills? Look no further than the Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) PG Cert programme. This programme, validated by the NMC and HCPC, prepares healthcare professionals to prescribe medication within their competency and professional authorization. With a 50:50 split between theory and practice, you'll learn general principles in class and apply them to your own practice area. The programme includes modules on applied prescribing and pharmacology, and successful completion will earn you 45 credits at level 7. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your career and provide better care for your patients.

About the course

On successful completion the student will be awarded 45 credits at level 7 in addition to the professional qualification.

One of the major changes promoted within the NHS 5 Year Forward plan is the changing roles of nurses/midwives and allied health professionals who with appropriate training can undertake some of the roles previously under taken by doctors. The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) programme addresses this by preparing nurses/midwives and allied health professionals to prescribe.

The programme has been validated by the NMC and HCPC and prepares students to prescribe from the BNF within their competency and professional bodies’ authorisation.

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Entry Requirements

Be a nurse (level 1) or midwife registered with the NMC or a:
therapeutic radiographer
diagnostic radiographer
(all registered with the HCPC)

Possess 2:2 or equivalent BSc (Hons) degree

Have been on a relevant HCP /NMC Professional Register for a minimum of one year

Be competent in: patient assessment, diagnostics, planning and evaluation of care.


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Learning Beyond Registration Funding - Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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